Saturday, September 20, 2014

Drill #40 - School Time Sketch

Drill #40
School Time Sketch

By now everyone is back into the swing of life with school in session and I'll bet you have some super cute first day pictures you are dying to get on a page!  Well here is your chance...we have an awesome sketch by our very own Lanette to get you started.




Our winner at the end of the month will receive a gift certificate to: 


But before you get busy on creating take a look at what our design team has created to inspire you!



b-handmade.blogspot.com



Venetia


OK, it's your turn, just link up your project by 
September 30th for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to

*** There is only one prize for the month of September so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing. ***

Thank you so much for visiting us today! 


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hump Day September 17th




Are you getting back into the swing of things???  Starting your holiday crafting yet??  I am thinking about it but not quite ready yet...
Happy hump day everyone!!  Michele here sharing with you what I created with the background pieces that were made during Basic Training.  I made a set of three thank you cards.  I can ALWAYS use thank you cards!!



Perfect with just a bit of coordinating color.


Don't you just love how the color looks on those perfect little squares!


Moving that color around is so fun!!

The thank you sentiment is a VLVS! stamp inked up with archival ink and fit perfectly on these cards.

Thanks for stopping by and if you are so inspired make sure to link up to our drills this month.
See you Saturday for drill #40.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September Basic Training-Easy Watercolor Backgrounds

September...oh my goodness where has the time gone??
Michele here today to share a super quick and easy technique for an awesome background!  I have been playing with watercolors a bunch lately and find that you can do SO much with them.

Here, I'll show you...
You'll need watercolor paper, watercolor paint, water and a brush.

 
I cut the watercolor paper to card size.  I ALWAYS need cards!!



 I wanted a bit of texture also so I also used a stencil (UmWow Studio checkerboard) and gel medium.


  I randomly put some of the gel on the paper through the mask.



 I LOVE the texture you get!!


 I dried with my heat gun...


Once the gel is dry you can add the paint.


Make sure you use a good amount of water!


That way you can get your color to roll around.


I added other colors but the most important thing to remember it to dry in between each color so you don't end up with a blob of mud...  I really like how the texture of the gel stands out with the color on it!!


I did all three of these background is 30 minutes, quick right??!!

Make sure you stop back Wednesday for Hump Day to see the finished product.
Until then get out your watercolors and get messy!!

Oh, and don't forget to enter our current drill for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hump Day


Hello all! Lanette h sharing my sparkly fall pumpkin! Lets take a peak :)


Alittle extra bit of bling using the I-Rock Tool!


Now just another peak at those pretty rolled flowers


As you can see I embossed the flowers and tucked a rhinestone for just a little more shine!

Products Used: Welcome Spring Collection -Pattern Paper. My Baby -Rhinestones. I-Rock & Glam Rocks, May Arts Ribbon, Glitter, Craft Pumpkin, Embossing Powder, Distressing Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Drill #39 - Primary Colors



Drill #39
Primary Color Challenge

With everyone back to school, summer ending and vacations already a fond memory we thought it would be perfect if our first challenge for September was inspired by, yep...you guessed it, SCHOOL.  For this drill create a project using PRIMARY COLORS.  It can be a layout, card, ATC, Canvas, journal page or whatever you are inspired to create.

Our winner at the end of the month will receive a gift certificate to: 


But before you get busy on your masterpiece take a look at what our design team has created to inspire you!






Becci

Venetia


Lanette


Now it's your turn, just link up your project by 
September 30th for your chance to win a $20 Gift card to

*** There is only one prize for the month of September so both Drills will be entered in the same random prize drawing.

Thank you so much for visiting us today! 


Remember to come join us on our Facebook Page!

August Winner!!





It's that time again!!   WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT...

For August we had Drill 37 (Music Inspiration) and Drill 38 (Summer Vacation) combined for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Retro Cafe Arts.  This month our sponsor was Stacks of Scraps.   We greatly appreciate our sponsors!!!


But before we announce the we wanted to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!!

Now...our winner was randomly selected from all of the entries....drumroll please.  
Sandy Ross from It's a Family Affair and this was her entry.


Please contact us by e-mailimng: swatscrappygirl@gmail.com with your name and email by September 15th to claim your prize.

AND...be sure to check back for our first September drill!
See you soon!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hump Day September 3rd

Guess What Day It Is Hump Day Camel Stickers

Now that everyone is back to school does your life calm down or get busier???
Michele here, from Stuff By Belle, today with some hump day inspiration to give you a kick start to get your mojo revved up!!
I have been playing around with watercolor pencils and crayons a bunch lately and learned some new techniques that I used on this card.


Fun right??!  Studio Calico and Fancy Pants papers for the card base and a Heidi Swapp sentiment sticker.


Have you tried using watercolor on you projects???  If you do let us see!!

Don't forget to come back Saturday for our August winner announcement and to see our first September drill!!
Thanks for stopping by!